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WA State Football Centre renamed to inspire the next Sam Kerr

Oct 27, 2023
Sam Kerr Football Centre named at community football festival to mark the facility’s official opening after a $50.8 million dollar infrastructure project managed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), jointly funded by the WA and Australian Governments.

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DLGSC Director General Lanie Chopping (centre) presents the prize for the West Australian Short Film Category — won by won by Kyle Thistlethwaite, Nicholas Verryn, Nadine Barry and Taylor Finch for ‘Verge Collection’

Prize-winning short films hit the big screen at Rooftop

Media release

Australia’s best short film makers were recognised last night at the awards for the Best Australian Short-Film Competition.
The stage at the WA Sports Awards night on 29 February 2024

Samantha Kerr secures historic third WA Sports Star Award

Perth soccer star’s hat-trick — Sam Kerr named WA Sport Star of the Year for third time and Australian Football Rules' Troy Kirkham takes home DLGSC Sports Administrator of the Year award.
6 government officials at the turning of the sod for the City of Cockburn ARC and Fremantle Football Club Community Expansion Project

Funding means clubs can welcome more women and girls

The State Government is encouraging more women and girls to get involved in sport and active recreation thanks to new female and unisex changerooms at Cockburn ARC
A woman speaking into a hand held microphone, seated within an audience

Consultation paper proposes simplified local government meeting processes

Local Government Minister Hannah Beazley encouraged local government council members, staff, stakeholders and community members to provide their feedback on proposals to standardise council meeting rules as she opened a 3-month consultation today.
We Bury the Dead writer/director Zak Hilditch behind the camera on set in Albany

We Bury The Dead commences production in the Great Southern

Media release

The Great Southern region is abuzz with activity this week as filming commences on survival-thriller feature film, We Bury The Dead, featuring international star Daisy Ridley and Australian stars Brenton Thwaites and Mark Coles Smith, across the next 6 weeks.
Attendees stand on the verandah at the opening of the R & J FishWick Pavilion

Legacy football and cricket pavilion project nets $700,000 grant

The State Government is showing its commitment to community sporting needs in the Shire of Dardunup by pitching in a major funding contribution to a new football and cricket pavilion at Eaton Oval, a legacy project to honour two much-loved locals.
Soccer ball in the corner of a grass pitch.

Perth Glory Football Club to continue as the A-League team in WA

Perth Glory Football Club will continue as the A-League team in Western Australia following confirmation the Pelligra Group has purchased the club.
Female athlete holds Australian flag above her head on a running track. with text announcing grants of $5000 to assist Olympians and Paralympians

Grants for WA’s Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls to head to Paris 2024 Games

As the world counts down to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, more than $1.3 million in State Government funding is being made available to help Western Australian athletes who are heading to France for Team Australia.
Gambling chips on a green gambling table

Gaming house busts send strong message to illegal operators

Media release

Organisers and players involved in illegal gaming houses are being warned of the serious consequences they could face if caught breaking WA’s gaming laws.
Person with a backpack hiking on a walking trail in the Kimberley

$900,000 in community grants available to blaze trails across WA

Grants of up to $50,000 are now available for new community-led trail projects in Western Australia.
Close up selfie of Red Rock Run producer Miriam Stein; writer Meg Shields and director Cathy Randall with Pilbara landscape in the background

New feature film Red Rock Run to be produced in Pilbara

Western Australian writer Meg Shields’ debut feature film, Red Rock Run, has been greenlit for production in the Pilbara later this year.
5 children are lined up in a public swimming pool.

Pool entry pilot program ending summer with a splash for kids

As cost-of-living pressure rises alongside the summer temperatures, the State Government is introducing a free pool entry pilot program across the Gascoyne, Midwest, Wheatbelt, and Great Southern regions for eligible children and young people.
Premier of Western Australia, and Minister for Culture and the Arts presenting two Lotterywest grant certificates to the CEO of Screenwest at the construction site that will house the state’s new screen production facility

Blockbuster funding year for Screenwest — $9.2 million in 2023/24

Media release

The State Government is showing its support for WA’s screen industry with a blockbuster funding announcement of $9.2 million in Lotterywest grants for 2023/24 — an additional $1.5 million compared to the previous year.
Architects drawing of the proposed Albany Surf Life Saving Club

Albany Surf Life Saving Club redevelopment begins

The $3.35 million expansion and redevelopment of the Albany Surf Life Saving Club begins today.
Left to right: Community Education Officer, Duane Kelly; AHWA client Roma Winmar and NITV journalist Kearyn Cox

National Indigenous TV help promote Aboriginal History Unit

Visitors to level 3 of the State Library had a surprise this week when a crew from National Indigenous TV came to film a story promoting the Aboriginal History WA
Graphic with the words, "You're in a Protected Entertainment Precinct" and a background of out of focus lights at night

Violent offender bans keeping Perth’s entertainment precincts safe

Dozens of violent and anti-social offenders have been banned from entering the five Protected Entertainment Precincts (PEPs), one year on from the introduction of laws aimed at keeping these areas safe for people to enjoy.


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